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The Flood Building

870 Market St., Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94102

Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, mornings, afternoons, evenings.

Please call 415-886-5773 for availability.

 

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Phone: 415-886-5773

dorothyboerste@gmail.com 

Curriculum Vitae

Dorothy Boerste
870 Market St., Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-886-5773
Email: dorothyboerste@gmail.com

 

Education & Academic Training:

09/1987-05/1989
Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

 

Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology

08/1991-05/1993
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

 

Master of Arts
Major: Clinical Psychology

 

Additional Trainings:

  • (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

  • Clinical Hypnosis, Rapid Trauma Resolutions

  • Assessment & Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Assessment & Treatment of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

  • Thought Field Therapy

 

Licensure:

Marriage & Family Therapist. CA #35737

 

Employment Summary:

2014-Present
Private Practice, San Francisco, CA
Licensed Psychotherapist, working with children, adolescents & adults, (individuals, couples, families & groups). Specialized in the assessment and treatment of Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. Clearing negative experiences of mothers with childbirth using EMDR.

 

08/2010-05/2014
Choctaw Professional Resources Enterprise, Bamberg, Germany New Parent Support Program, Home Visitor – Provide parenting education for military families at risk for child abuse and/or family violence.

 

06/2009
Mental Health Network Government Services, Bitburg, Germany Military Family Life Consultant. Worked with children of the US military at a camp for children with special needs.

 

07/1999-07/2010
Private Practice, San Francisco, California, USA
Licensed Psychotherapist/Counselor – Contract counselor with San Francisco Mental Health Program & Victims of Violent Crimes Program, worked with children, adolescents & adults, (individuals, couples, families & groups). Specialized in the assessment and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

02/2003-02/2004
S.A.G.E. Project (Standing Against Global Exploitation), San Francisco, California
Clinical Director – Headed all direct services to clients supervised/trained clinical staff. Developed and implemented Trauma Treatment Programs.

 

08/1991-06/1999
Internships: Los Angeles & San Francisco, California
Psychotherapist/Counselor Intern for non-profit agencies & private practice specialized in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

06/1988-06/1990
Child Protective Services, Staten Island, New York
Case Worker – investigated allegations of child abuse & neglect, crisis intervention and provided court testimony.

 

1980-1985
Writer/Re-writer/Editor, Geneva, Switzerland

 

1975-1979
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, Switzerland & Saudi Arabia

 

Volunteer Work:

01/1994-07/2010
Center for the Healing of Child Abuse, San Francisco, California
Clinical Consultant – Trained and supported facilitators of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) Groups.

 

2001-2006
Presenter/Trainer V-Day, Seminar/Workshop, (I’m Done Raping You, So Why Are You Still Crying?), Barcelona, Geneva, Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai & Beijing

 

Additional Qualifications:

Teaching & Program Development:
- Developed and implemented Trauma Treatment Programs and ASCA Groups (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.)
- Trained clinicians and peer counselors to facilitate above groups and programs.
- Presented at national and international psychological conferences/workshops on the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma Recovery from Childhood Abuse.

 

Administrative Experience:
Policy & program development, staffing, compliance, interdisciplinary and interdepartmental communications, and supervision of a staff of twelve (program directors, peer counselors, clinicians, and counselor interns for licensure hours.)

 

Languages:
English & French

 

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The Flood Building

870 Market St., Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94102

415-886-5773

I have morning, day and evening hours available -- Tuesday through Saturday.

Fees vary from therapist to therapist. My standard fee is $180 - $220 per counseling hour. I also can work on a sliding scale on off-peak hours. I offer a free 30 minute consultation by phone or in-person. 

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